Wednesday, Dec. 12
Holiday Member Reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., ArcWorks Community Art Center, 22 Foster St., Peabody. Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce members are invited for appetizers, beer, wine and networking. Also, visit ArcWorks’ current art exhibit. Food provided by Chick-fil-A. Free; open to PACC members only. Register at 978-531-0384.
“Meet-Mingle & Jingle” Holiday Networking, 6 to 8 p.m., Tupper Manor, Wylie Inn and Conference Center, Endicott College, 295 Hale St., Beverly. North Shore Technology Council’s annual event. Meet and reconnect with people. Geared toward executives, business professionals, business owners and business development people. Cash bar and light fare available. Free/NSTC members, $25/nonmembers. Register at http://nstc.org/upcoming-events/.
“Fact or Fiction: Estate Planning Demystified,” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Beverly Chamber of Commerce, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 107K, Beverly. Learn how advance planning can help protect assets for the future. Attorney Julie Low will explain estate-planning documents, including wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, living trusts, health care proxies, and durable power of attorney. Geriatric Care manager Eileen Berman will also highlight local resources available to elders. Space is limited; registration required at www.lawofficeofjulielow.com or 978-922-8800.
Thursday, Dec. 13
Hank Phillippi Ryan at North Shore Women in Business, 7:30 to 9 a.m., 7 a.m. check-in, Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Television investigative reporter discusses her new mystery novel, “The Other Woman.” $26 for members and $39 for nonmembers. Info@NSWIB.org.
Salem Chamber Annual Holiday Breakfast at the Hawthorne Hotel, 7:30 to 9 a.m., 18 Washington Square West, Salem. In the ballroom, open to members and nonmembers. Mayor Kim Driscoll, state Rep. John Keenan, city councilors and Santa Claus have been invited. Breakfast buffet and networking with more than 150 local businesspeople. Tickets $25 for members/$35 for nonmembers. RSVP at 978-744-0004 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“10 Killer Interview Questions,” 7:45 to 9 a.m., North Shore Chamber of Commerce, 5 Cherry Hill Drive, Suite 100, Danvers. North Shore Chamber of Commerce’s Human Resource Professionals Roundtable features a presentation by Cliff Watkin of Ipswich Bay Advisors. One of the keys to hiring the right candidate for a position is asking the right questions during the interview process. The program will cover 10 successful interview questions that provide a solid foundation for understanding the candidate for the position. Free/North Shore Chamber members, $50/nonmembers. www.northshorechamber.org/secure/hr_registration.html or 978-774-8565.
“Business Insurance: What Kind and How Much Do I Need,” 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave. Learn how to protect a business and personal assets, and how to select the right plan to manage potential risks and contract needs. Workshop will cover property, liability, workers’ compensation, vehicle and other commercial insurance products. Speaker: Marc Slafsky, vice president and insurance broker, Salem Five New England Heritage Insurance. Free. http://businessinsurance121312.eventbrite.com/#.
Government Affairs & Economic Development Committee Meeting, 4 to 5 p.m., Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce office, 24 Main St., Peabody. To set an agenda for 2013 and identify areas of focus/concern that are important to membership and the business community. Free admission. Meeting is open to Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce members. Register at https://secure2.chambermaster.com/directory/jsp/events/dlg/Public_AddReg.jsp?ccid=340&eventid=1406.
Holiday Networking Reception, 5 to 7 p.m., Acapulcos, 900 Cummings Center, 101T, Beverly. Hosted by North Shore Chamber of Commerce. Network with business leaders and enjoy appetizers, drinks and music. Bring a nonperishable food item for chamber’s Holiday Food Drive to be donated to the Salvation Army. Free, but registration is required at 978-774-8565 or www.northshorechamber.org/secure/register_free_receptions_12.html.
BackTalk Toastmasters Club, 7 to 9 p.m., Brooksby Village, MacIntosh Building, music room on second floor, 100 Brooksby Village Drive, Peabody. In a supportive environment, learn how to become a desired speaker and leader and how to communicate with confidence. 978-587-3874 or email@example.com. Club meets on the second and fourth Thursday of the month.
Friday, Dec. 14
North Shore Business Forum: Tax Review, 7:30 a.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Certified public accountants David Bateman of Marblehead, Julia Tiernan of Peabody, Lark Bolduc of Danvers and Herb Harris of Peabody’s Padgett Business Services in a expert accounting panel to answer questions regarding taxes. $10 admission includes continental breakfast. www.nsbforum.org.
Thursday, Dec. 20
Lunch & Leads, noon to 1:30 p.m., Bertucci’s Italian Restaurant, Route 1 north, Peabody. Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce’s event features lunch at a member restaurant and networking with fellow chamber members. Attendees should be prepared to share a 60-second elevator pitch and information about their business; bring business cards. Each registered attendee receives the participant list with contact names and addresses. Door prizes. $17/PACC members, $30/nonmembers. www.peabodychamber.com.